Month: March 2019

The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

https://www.ispeech.org Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | Source URL Worries about deep fakes — machine-manipulated videos of celebrities and world leaders purportedly saying or doing things that they really didn’t — are quaint compared to a new threat: doctored images of the Earth itself. China is the acknowledged leader in using an […]

Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The closing of The Intercept’s Snowden archive will likely mean the end of any future publications, unless Glenn Greenwald’s rather absurd promise of finding “the right partner … that has the funds to robustly publish” is fulfilled. Whitney Webb | MintPress News | Source URL NEW YORK — On […]

Detroit To Become America’s Second Chinese-Style Surveillance City

Detroit To Become America’s Second Chinese-Style Surveillance City

iSpeech Mass Private I | Source URL The push to turn America’s cities into Chinese-style surveillance networks has found a new partner in Detroit, Michigan. The only difference between what is happening in San Diego and what is happening in Detroit is, they are not using the same smart street […]

With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you’ve never been

iSpeech.org There are hundreds of stores using facial recognition — none that have any rules or standards to prevent abuse. Alfred Ng | cNet | Source URL At my bodega down the block, photos of shoplifters sometimes litter the windows, a warning to would-be thieves that they’re being watched. Those […]